Justin Langer Confirms Return Of Star Batsman Steve Smith For ODI Series
Steve Smith has found some good rhythm ahead of the white ball series against India and is really excited about it.
- Justin Langer confirmed Steve Smith’s return for ODI series against India
- The Australian batsman last played an ODI game in March this year
- Smith had missed the recent ODI series against England.
Langer said the two-seam bowling all-rounders are at different ends of their careers and both the players look good to be in the playing XI. “Henriques is very, very experienced. He’s in great form, deserves his opportunity back in the team on performance. Then you’ve got Cam Green, the youngster, 21 years old, huge potential,” said Langer.
“He’s bowled the last two Shield games for Western Australia. I’ve said publicly if we’re going to pick Cameron Green he has to be bowling in one-day cricket specifically, not so much in T20 cricket or Test cricket because we go for a different set-up in those two forms of the game,” he added. After the white-ball leg, both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game. The first Test between India and Australia will be a day-night contest.
The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia are on top of the standing while India is at the second position after ICC altered the points system for WTC due to the coronavirus pandemic.
News Credit: NDTV.com